Fielding Graduate University

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36th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium

Hosted by the American College of Forensic Psychology
in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding maintains responsibility for this pro-gram and its content. This program will offer a maximum of 21 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity has been approved for 21 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

John H. White, Ph.D., is a former Dallas Police Investigator Sergeant who was assigned to Patrol, Psychological Services, Internal Affairs, and the Fugitive and Special Investigations Unit. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Stockton University in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he developed the Forensic Psychology curricula for both graduate and undergraduate programs. He has a database of over 500 serial killers and was the technical advisor on the A&E and Biography Channel's documentary show entitled, "Killer Profile." He was the consultant to the technical advisor of the TV show "Criminal Minds" and continues to be a member of the Vidocq Society, a cold case homicide group in Philadelphia, as well as the Atypical Homicide Research Group. He...

Kristine M. Jacquin earned a B.S. at Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jacquin is a Professor of Psychology and Psychology Department Chair at Fielding Graduate University. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focusing on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Ethical Judgment in Forensic Cases: Avoiding Logical Fallacies...

Jamshid A. Marvasti, MD He is a child and adult psychiatrist practicing at Prospect Manchester Hospital, Manchester CT. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has published and edited a number of articles and books including: War Trauma in Veterans and Their Families (2012), Psycho-Political Aspects of Suicide Warriors, Terrorism, and Martyrdom (2008). Psychiatric Treatment of Sexual Offenders (2004) and Psychiatric Treatment of Victims and Survivors of Sexual Trauma (2004).All four books published by Charles Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Sexualization of the doctor-patient relationship: a legal and ethical perspective...

Elliot Atkins, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Domestic Abuse and Filicide: Protective Measures and Parenting Fitness Evaluations    ...

Valerie R. McClain, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Tampa, Florida. She specializes in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Domestic Abuse and Filicide: Protective Measures and Parenting Fitness Evaluations    ...

Rebecca Smith-Casey, JD/PsyD received a law degree from Villanova School of Law and her PsyD in School and Clinical Psychology from Kean University. Dr. Smith-Casey is a certified school psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist who presently conducts psychosexual evaluations in Philadelphia, PA, as well as working in private practice engaging in forensic evaluations. Dr. Smith-Casey is also the author of the New Jersey Competency Assessment Tool (NJ-CAT). SYMPOSIUM SESSION Parental Competency to Waive Miranda for a Juvenile Defendant: A Case Study    ...

Brenna Tindall, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Full Operating Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and Domestic Violence Management Board (DVOMB) evaluator, and Certified Addiction Counselor III -- all in the State of Colorado. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating adult and adolescent clients who are involved with the criminal justice system. She is also a Full Operating Evaluator for Offender's with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Tindall is a Certified Trainer for the SOTIPS and VASOR-2 adult sex offender risk assessments as well as a Certified Trainer of the J-SOAP-II for juvenile sex offenders. She is also a Certified Child Contact Screen (CCS) Evaluator. Dr. Tindall was appointed by the Colorado Attorney General in 2018 to be the mental health representative...